Air Liquide’s Large Industries U.S. LP announced two new projects in Freeport, TX, for its Gulf Coast Pipeline (GCPL) and Hydrogen/Syngas businesses.
The first project, which went online in March, built upon existing facilities in Freeport, and has increased the supply of hydrogen purification and compression capacity to Air Liquide’s hydrogen pipeline system. The Freeport location was the site of the first hydrogen facility in the U.S. for Air Liquide.
The second project will go online in 2014 and involves a new liquid oxygen storage and vaporization facility at the Freeport air separation unit complex to supply oxygen to the GCPL pipeline network. This installation is a 25% increase over current storage and vaporization capacities on the GCPL.